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Geographic Tongue

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The answer to yesterdays diagnostic challenge was #1 Geographic Tongue.  Also known as benign migratory glossitis, this is condition has irregular and smooth patches on the tongue.  It is fairly common and can last a long period of time.  It is more common in older people and the cause is unknown.  No treatment is necessary but any lesions or changes in the mouth should be evaluated by your doctor or dentist.


Tongue Image Challenge

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It has been awhile since we have had an image challenge for you to solve.  This is a fairly common condition that we see.  What do you think the diagnosis is?
1.  Geographic tongue
2.  Oral candidiasis
3.  Lichen planus
4.  Oral hairy leukoplakia
5.  Pemphigus vulgaris


Make your diagnosis in the comments section and check back tomorrow for the answer.